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Binghamton University
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Binghamton University

Binghamton University, also known as the State University of New York at Binghamton, is a public university located in the Binghamton, New York, USA area. It is one of the largest universities in the State University of New York system. Binghamton University offers a wide variety of programs to its 10,000 undergraduate and 2,600 graduate students. Binghamton University is considered by some to be the top school in New York State's public university system.

Table of contents
1 History of Binghamton University
2 The University Today
3 Famous Alumni
4 External link

History of Binghamton University

Binghamton University was established in 1946 as the Triple Cities College, to serve the needs of local veterans returning from World War II. Established in Endicott, New York, the college was a branch of Syracuse University. When the college was incorporated into SUNY in 1950, it was renamed as Harpur College, in honor of Robert Harpur, a Colonial teacher and pioneer who settled in the Binghamton area. In 1961, the college was moved to its current location in Vestal, New York. After Harpur was selected as one of the four university centers of SUNY in 1965, it was renamed as the State University of New York at Binghamton. As other schools were added to the university, Harpur College remained the liberal arts college of Binghamton University.

The University Today

The campus is spread over 887 acres (3.6 km²) along the Susquehanna River. It features a 190 acre (0.8 km²) Nature Preserve, a forest and wetland area that includes a six acre (24,000 m²) pond that adjoins the campus.

The school's sports teams are called the Bearcats (formerly the Colonials). They participate in NCAA Division I athletics through the America East Conference.

The school features five undergraduate and two graduate residential communities. The undergraduate dorms are College in the Woods, Dickinson Community, Hinman College, Mountainview College, and Newing College; the graduate halls are Hillside Community and Susquehanna Community.

Famous Alumni

External link

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